Are you planning to start a new business in 2019? The Murray State Small Business Development Center as asked local attorney, Julie Tennyson, to cover all the requirements for starting a company.

The free seminar will take place on January 11 from 12 -1pm at the Murray State Small Business Development Center, located at 4430 Sunset Avenue in  Paducah.

iLearnPresenter Julie Tennyson is passionate about this topic. “My favorite part of being an attorney is helping people pursue their dreams,” she told me. “ Several people in our area have lost money at the startup phase because they picked a name that belonged to someone else. If you spend more than $500 on material with your company’s name on it, you should have a trademark search done and consider getting a trademark.”

“As part of my New Year’s resolution this year, I hope to give several talks to different groups about the legal aspects of starting a business,” Tennyson added.

If you’re interested please pre-register for this event. There are still open spots remaining but the registration deadline is on January 10. For more information, or to pre-register, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 270.809.2856

The seminar will cover these and other topics:

Picking a good name for your business and making sure its not already being used. Buying the domain name. How, where and who to go to for your


Creating a corporation, limited liability corporation, or single owner business. The seminar covers which one is right for your new business and how to file. It also covers partnerships and operating agreements.

How to file paperwork with Secretary of State and the federal government. Including getting an employer individual number (EIN). How to sign up with the Kentucky Department of Revenue and where to obtain county and city business licenses, permits and/or other licenses that your particular business requires. 


Finding an accountant and paying your taxes. This includes state unemployment insurance payments and sales tax. Also, determining the insurance you will need including fire, natural disasters, theft, slip and falls, computer crimes, negligence, your products injuring someone, and so forth.

Best practices for separating business income from personal income. Plus much more that you don’t want to miss!